Dweller was founded in 2017 to revolutionize how accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are developed and financed, and has developed more ADUs under residential ground leases than any other company in the U.S. Dweller’s innovative model for broadening access to ADUs has been recognized nationally, and as a result, Dweller was selected in 2019 by the Terner Center at UC Berkeley to participate in the first cohort of Housing Lab, the Center’s housing innovation accelerator. Dweller is managed by the team of Patrick Quinton and Brian Lynott, two seasoned executives with a unique combination of complementary skills. Dweller CEO Patrick Quinton served for over five years as the Executive Director of the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the economic development and urban renewal agency for Portland OR. In this role, Patrick managed a staff of over 100 employees and an annual budget of $150 million. Prior to his tenure at PDC, Patrick served in leadership roles in both the commercial finance and community banking industries.
Patrick earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College.
Brian Lynott, an experienced entrepreneur with backgrounds in the real estate, construction, and technology industries, serves as Dweller’s VP of Development. He is the founder of Better World Homes, Inc., Always Faithful Construction and HomePro Management, a diversified family of companies in the residential property development industry. Lynott is also the Founder and Chairman of TeleSmart and ATL Communications, both successful telecom software businesses.
Brian is a retired Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in planning, public policy, and management from the University of Oregon.
In addition to Dweller’s in-house staff, Dweller works with a team of contractors experienced in site preparation and installation of prefab ADUs. Dweller’s primary contractor is Always Faithful Construction, a company-owned by Brian Lynott, one of Dweller’s co-founders. Always Faithful is separately licensed and staffed and operates independent of Dweller management and ownership.
Dweller works with third party property managers to manage the marketing and maintenance of our units. In Portland, Dweller has worked exclusively with Living Room Property Management, which is an affiliate of Living Room Realty, a well-established real estate firm in the Portland metro region.